Board Approves Amended 2018-19 School Calendar
At its Monday, Oct. 22 meeting, the Community High School District 128 Board of Education approved a recommendation to amend the current 2018-19 school calendar to reflect Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, as a Teacher Institute Day. Students will not be in attendance on Nov. 21, 2018, the day before Thanksgiving. Educators will be in attendance that day for a collaborative professional learning day focused on our DARING Mission.
This year, for the first time, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is requiring school districts to test freshmen, sophomores and juniors on the same day, April 9, 2019. That decision was announced just prior to the start of this school year. For that reason, the originally scheduled Institute Day on that day needed to be rescheduled. After numerous conversations and considerations, the recommendation was made to place the Institute Day on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, the day before Thanksgiving. While amending the school calendar only one month before the date is not our preference, the timing of the State decision and our collaborative discussions presented this opportunity to provide D128 families with flexibility around the holiday.